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BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

The Problem with Banking Culture

The Problem with Banking Culture

We all know that it’s an issue, but promises of new “codes of conduct” in investment banking and capital markets will not automatically lead to better behaviour.

by × 01 April 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

The Admissions End Is Nigh

The Admissions End Is Nigh

The admissions process of the school is nearing the final stages. It truly has been a tough and lengthy process; involving some long days for my colleagues and I.

by × 27 March 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

The third phase of the Euro crisis

At the Spring European Council on 14/15 March 2013 the perennial issue of economic growth and jobs once again took centre stage. The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, stated on Twitter that “Things are better than one year ago, but growth still worrying and unemployment unacceptable.”

by × 25 March 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

Dr Adam Ritchie, Lord Robert May, Lord John Krebs, and Prof. David Clary

Science and Public Policy core ends with a panel of experts

Core IV of the Masters in Public Policy (MPP) came to a close last week with a panel on scientific advice to government. We were delighted to welcome three of the UK’s most esteemed scientists, all of whom have practical experience of giving advice to government. Lord Robert May FRS […]

by × 11 March 2013 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Admissions Half-Way Update

Admissions Half-Way Update

The initial admissions stage is now complete and things are slightly less busy in the Admissions Team, which gives me time to update you on the admissions process. Just as I predicted in my last post the last few weeks have been very busy ones; as expected we received the […]

by × 18 February 2013 ×

BSG Students, Economic growth and resilience

The Magic Wand?

The Magic Wand?

Will public and private sectors ever understand each other? I’ve just experienced an interesting week of classes in the Organisation & Practice module of the MPP – focusing on the relationship between public and private sectors. There was very good discussion about how the public sector has learnt from the […]

by × 17 February 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Science and technology

Core IV: Science and Public Policy

It’s Friday of week 4, the halfway point of Hilary Term, which means we are also halfway through Core IV: Science and Public Policy.  I’m sure our first cohort of MPP students would agree that the last four weeks have been both exciting and engaging.   Core IV began with […]

by × 08 February 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Aligning national incentives to a global solution: a US energy surplus dividend

Aligning national incentives to a global solution: a US energy surplus dividend

  “Global problems require global solutions.” This truism is a favorite of politicians attending global summits and IR scholars alike. On one level it is of course correct. We will not solve a problem like climate change unless all major emitters agree to reduce emissions. But the phrase glosses over […]